Enter Brandon, Kate's lab partner and the hottest boy in the school. He has a crush on Kate, which she does not understand, and which she finds somewhat annoying. Still, when Brandon asks her out, the other girls in school assume that Kate has a secret plan that can also help them get the boy of their dreams. Since there's money involved, Kate is all for this plan, and evolves a six-point "hottie hooking hexagon".
Once again, Tina Ferraro (author of Top Ten Uses for an Unworn Prom Dress) has created a character who is more than a shallow girl interested only in romance. Sometimes sassy, sometimes clueless, Kate eventually figures out what is most important in life. This is a fun read. A definite buy. I'm a little leery of Ferraro's next book, The ABC's of Kissing Boys (coming out in January of 2009), if only because the cover is not the same great style as the first two. I will definitely read it, however!